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Clean Energy & Sustainability

What is clean energy?

Clean energy provides the same power to homes and businesses as traditional energy sources without generating as many harmful pollutants. By lowering our emissions, we can reduce the negative impact of climate change while still providing the energy needed for our daily lives. This is our path to achieving a sustainable future.

Get a glimpse into the clean energy future

Hear about how our work in New York is helping create a clean energy transition for all. 

New York sustainability

We already power homes and businesses across New York with quality, reliable and safe service, and now we’re committed to transitioning toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. Investing in sustainable energy and green building will help increase the use of clean energy and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

A clean energy future

A sustainable New York is one that’s not reliant on fossil fuels. To play our part, we have committed to completely replacing fossil fuels from our gas and eclectic systems with clean energy sources like renewable natural gas and green hydrogen by 2050. We are already working with policymakers, regulators and our customers to make this transition as seamless as possible. Learn more about our clean energy vision.


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Supply grants for eco-friendly community projects

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Make renewable energy more accessible

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Provide environmental volunteer opportunities to our employees

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Restore and maintain local parks

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Fund and support clean energy projects

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Foster the growth of new clean energy businesses

Our programs

We have partnered with the City of Schenectady to replace 4,200 streetlights with smart, LED lights. These energy efficiency upgrades will lower energy costs and reduce consumption.

This neighborhood solar project focuses on the installation of solar power systems in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. We are installing 74 rooftop solar PV systems to provide 500 kilowatts of clean energy in communities who otherwise would not have access.

Our partners

We are lucky to stand alongside incredible partner organizations working with us on New York sustainability projects.
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Invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life.

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Celebrating our natural wonders and inspiring people to make a difference for aquatic life.

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Protecting and preserving the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River.

Energy savings programs

Learn about energy efficiency upgrades you can implement in your home, along with other energy efficiency savings programs that can save you money on your next energy bill. Click here to learn more about our programs.


Articles & updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest clean energy and sustainability issues we are tackling.

Through our EV Make-Ready Program, we’ve provided more than $150,000 to support the installation of 22 electric vehicle charging stations across Western New York.

A family-owned farm in Evans Mills installed 30 solar photovoltaic cells to provide up to 12 kilowatts of additional renewable energy to its farm

We filed our rate proposals with the New York State Public Service Commission to enable critical investments to support the state’s clean energy goals.

Contact us

Want to learn more about our local sustainability initiatives? Contact us today at to see how you can get involved.